|Number of Stages||8|
|Boss(es)||Mugly (possessed by Krazy Kalimba)|
|Greater Location||Donkey Kong Island|
|Game(s)||Donkey Kong Country Returns, |
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)|
|Latest Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)|
The Jungle is the first world of Donkey Kong Island in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D with eight levels. The boss of this world is Mugly, and the Tiki Tak Tribe leader of this world is Krazy Kalimba.
- Backwards: Krematoa
Donkey Kong Country Returns/Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Forwards: Beach
This world is a jungle with dense vegetation and tall trees, and presence of some ruins (similar to ones in the third world). There is located Donkey and Diddy Kong's Treehouse. The first Cranky Kong's Shop is also located in the area, where the player can purchase optional items to use during levels and the Map Key to open the locked level Sunset Shore.
As initial world in both games, the Jungle levels introduce the physics and Kongs' moves to the player. In Jungle Hijinxs, the player learns about blow on plants to reveal items and ground-pound objects and platforms to reveal items and open paths. In King of Cling, the player is teached about grassy surfaces where the primates can cling and move at any direction. In Tree Top Bop, the Animal Buddy Rambi the Rhinoceros is presented as means to destroy obstacles and find hidden paths. In Canopy Cannons, most of level traversal is made by using barrel cannons. And in Crazy Cart, the use of mine cart vehicles to travel through mine tracks is introduced.
The boss level, Mugly's Mound, serves as residence to Mugly, a sharp-backed, rhino-like creature with a big appetite for anything (and everything; even the Kongs!). When meeting the primates, the creature ignores Donkey and Diddy Kong initially, because he is busy eating bananas. But soon Mugly ends hypnotized and possessed by Krazy Kalimba and attacks the heroes.
- 1-1 Jungle Hijinxs
- 1-2 King of Cling
- 1-3 Tree Top Bop
- 1-4 Sunset Shore (level unlocked by buying the Map Key from Cranky Kong's Shop in this world for twenty Banana Coins (or ten coins in the New Mode of the 3DS version))
- 1-5 Canopy Cannons
- 1-6 Crazy Cart
- 1-B Mugly's Mound
- 1-K Platform Panic (secret Key Temple level unlocked by collecting all K-O-N-G Letters in this world)
- This world is probably based off Kongo Jungle, the first world of the game Donkey Kong Country.
- In the game DK: King of Swing, the first area is also called Jungle World.
|Donkey Kong Country Series Worlds|
|Donkey Kong Country||Kongo Jungle • Monkey Mines • Vine Valley • Gorilla Glacier • Kremkroc Industries, Inc. • Chimp Caverns • Gang-Plank Galleon|
|Donkey Kong Country 2||Gangplank Galleon • Crocodile Cauldron • Krem Quay • Krazy Kremland • Gloomy Gulch • K. Rool's Keep • The Flying Krock • Lost World|
|Donkey Kong Country 3||Lake Orangatanga • Kremwood Forest • Cotton-Top Cove • Mekanos • K3 • Razor Ridge • Pacifica (GBA only) • KAOS Kore • Krematoa|
|Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D)||Jungle • Beach • Ruins • Cave • Forest • Cliff • Factory • Volcano • Cloud (3DS only)|
|Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||Lost Mangroves • Autumn Heights • Bright Savannah • Sea Breeze Cove • Juicy Jungle • Donkey Kong Island • Secret Seclusion|